So you write and sing your own songs, but you're getting tired of that back-porch venue and an audience consisting only of your little sister and her golden retriever.
Want a shot at the big time?
From Friday, Sept. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 28, Mountain Stage NewSong Festival will present an opportunity - at the 350-acre Claymont Court estate just outside Charles Town, W.Va.
There's still time to enter the NewSong Performing Songwriters Contest. The winner gets cash and a chance to perform Sunday on "Mountain Stage," the program that has been broadcasted for more than 20 years and is carried on more than 200 public radio and television stations worldwide.